The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

March 24, 2016
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Homeschool Review of Skill Sharpeners Activity Books

One of the most common questions homeschoolers ask is, “How do I know if I am covering it ALL?” Homeschoolers can easily get overwhelmed by trying to “teach it all,” but Evan-Moor has great educational materials to make sure that … Continue reading

April 10, 2015
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Should Homeschoolers Care about Common Core?

Say the words, “Common Core State Standards,” and be prepared to have people choosing sides. The Common Core State Standards have been in the news and sparking controversy for quite a while. As a teacher, I have seen many educational … Continue reading

February 11, 2015
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For the Love of Letters: Giving Kids Purposeful Writing Practice

Dear Homeschoolers, Isn’t it fun to get a REAL letter in the mail? You know how you are sorting through the bills, the junk mail, and then…there it is: a REAL letter. It makes you smile, right? I would guess … Continue reading

February 3, 2015
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Practice Makes Perfect, or Does it? Top 5 Reasons Students Succeed with Frequent, Focused Practice

We have all heard the phrase “practice makes perfect,” but for parents, teachers, and students with limited time and a myriad of activities, is it still an important part of a student’s day to plan for practice? Studies show that … Continue reading

January 28, 2015
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Is it COOL to Homeschool?

Many parents are choosing homeschooling, and the number is growing. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, approximately 3% of school-aged children are homeschooled, which is over 1.5 million kids. According to A2Zhomeschooling.com, the growth rate from 2012 to … Continue reading